President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Confernece Center
Travel Blogs from Springfield
... and a kitchen faucet to replace the one leaking) that he'll get for us on Tuesday. He's already been a wealth of information and advice, even letting us borrow a few of his personal tools that we didn't have.
We're coming back here on Tuesday and staying the night because Wednesday is a L&L and it's only 45 minutes away from here, so we can do the repairs at the campground and then head off to work the next ...
Bryan and I ended up driving until 11:00, East Coast time...which was 10:00 by the time we arrived in Altmont, Illinois and checked into our Super 8 motel. We attempted to book a room in Effinham, Illinois which was ten miles sooner than Altmont...but apparently there was a huge corvette convention taking place in Effingham this weekend...as was apparent by all the tons of cars in the lots at the several hotels we checked for availability. We ...
Home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois is a very historic city. Had a relaxing day yesterday......resting up after the 8 1/2 hour drive on Sa************ing for St. Louis, Missouri today. This will be our fourth state. Ran into the Rabbit Ranch along the way.......Ian insisted on having a ride... Stopped at the ...
... houses, silos a few horses and cows and repeat. It made for a long day. We only rode 420 km today because we are both very tired today. The thunderstorms seemed to be forming all around us, but we did not get wet. Good thing because there was practially no where to take cover. We were intially going to straight through Colorado, into Utah and down ...
... The Edwards family occupied the house until Helen's death in 1909. Four years later, their daughter Alice Edwards Ferguson donated Edwards Place to the Springfield Art Association for use as gallery and classroom space.
We also visited the Lincoln Tomb. There were non-stop guests entering and leaving the tomb.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Confernece Center Springfield
I had read several good reviews of this hotel here at tripadvisor and also saw some nice writeups in travel guides (one even calling it one of the best hotels in the midwest). The lobby is standard Marriot. Nice, clean and efficient - not grand or luxurious. The room however was depressing. The bed was about 18 inches off the ground and extremely uncomfortable. One of the pillows was hard as a rock. The furniture was comparable to anything you would find at a budget hotel (1970's chic). The bathroom was adequate but not what I would expect from a Renaissance. The mirror and showerhead were placed for people of below average height it seemed. All in all, I had a great time in Springfield visiting the historic sights, but this hotel was a downer. I hated coming back to it at night. I have stayed at Renaissance hotels in other cities, and, while not blown away, I always found them above average. This hotel was not. I would not return.
We had a great stay at this hotel. There were NOT a lot of hotel choices when we went and this happened to be at the top of the list. We got a great deal for three nights and loved everything about it. We would definitely stay here again!
Pleasant experience at this hotel
I just stayed here for 4 nights, and had a great experience. Very nice sized room, good food, and its right downtown. They have a business center,nice swimming pool, and within walking distance of some of the Lincoln sites. I would recommend it to anyone. You can get a great deal on priceline for this too!
I was quite pleased with my recent stay at this hotel. The hotel staff were all courteous and professional; check-in and check-out were easy and fast. The service in Lindsay's restaurant during breakfast (which is the only meal I ate in the hotel) was outstanding but the food itself was only average. (Food ordered from the breakfast menu was much better than the buffet food.) The parking garage attendant (not a hotel employee) was courteous and friendly. Overnight self-parking in the garage is $5 per night with in and out privileges. The garage is very convenient to the hotel with an elevator from the lower parking levels that leads directly to the hotel lobby.
I recently stayed one night here. It's not a bad hotel, but it's certainly not up to the standards I have experienced at other Renaissance Hotels. The hotel could use some serious updating and renovating. My room was large and clean with a view of the capitol. All of the furnishings, however, were worn and scuffed and seemed of an inferior quality. The color scheme was very unappealing - - a weird combination of greens, reds, and grays. I couldn't figure out what the designer was trying to accomplish with this odd combination. The bed was ok but a little soft. Service was good, not great. The location was very close to the Lincoln sites. Since this was the purpose of my visit, this was a plus. The restaurant food was average while the service was very good - - at least for breakfast which was the only meal I ate there. Parking was convenient and cost $5.00 per night. Overall, you probably won't do much better in Springfield. The Hilton is directly across the street but I did not check it out except for the restaurant on the 30th floor. The food was good and the view was nice. I would stay here again, but only for a night. Definitely not a place to stay if you want upscale accomodations and service.
I attended a professional conference for work at the Renaissance Hotel, Springfield, IL, over the past weekend. No one wants to have to work on weekends, so I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent service and facilities I received at the Renaissance Springfield. The complimentary Airport shuttle was on time and the driver(s) both to and from the Hotel were friendly and accomidating. When I arrived at the hotel I was checked in within minutes. The front desk staff were on the ball, especially with all the conference crowd. I booked a Conceirge Floor Level room for a few dollars over the basic room rate, and was pleasant surprised at the huge room, fluffy bathrobes, and comfortable/clean accomodations. The extra details, e.g. like the "rubby ducky" for the bathtub- let you know the hotel is really trying to gain (and retain) your business. I would recommend the hotel to others, and recommend you ask about upgrade to the Conceirge Floor. Breakfast and Drinks/Snacks served in the Conceirge Floor Lounge during the week. A nice visit had by all.
Nice, But Noisy
Hotel was nice, staff nice, hotel clean, room comfortable. However, rooms need earplugs because of downtown train whistles.
The problem is that there are only 2 really known hotels to pick from... The Hilton and the Marriott.
I just stayed at this hotel over the weekend (July 17, 2004) and I was very disappointed. I am a travel agent and have stayed in a lot of hotels. This wasn't one of the worst ones but I would not ever stay here again. I expected a lot better for a Renaissance. The woman at the front desk was very rude. I was very uncomfortable.
I got this downtown hotel on Priceline and was pleasantly surprised by the elegant and classic hotel. I hear they do a wonderful Sunday brunch.